Jefferson County Hires Woolpert to Upgrade Asset Management Systems

Woolpert has been contracted by Jefferson County, Alabama, to implement the Cityworks Enterprise Asset Management System (AMS) for its Department of Roads and Transportation, and to upgrade the AMS for the county's Department of Environmental Services. The two-part, multiyear project will improve, align and standardise the work order services and asset management groups of the nine divisions within these departments. John Cestnick, Woolpert project manager, said “Jefferson County has been a Cityworks user for many years and sought a technological refresh and augmentation. Woolpert, a Cityworks Platinum Implementation Partner, has worked with the GIS-centric asset maintenance management solution provider for more than 20 years.... (read more)
2019-01-22 02:05:26

UK Power Networks Deploy Cartosys Location-based Service for Mapping Tool

UK Power Networks has successfully built a replacement Distributed Generation (DG) Mapping Tool using the cloud-based Cartosys location-based services toolkit from SCISYS UK Ltd. SCISYS is a supplier of specialist software systems, solutions and support services to the government, defence, energy, utilities, transport, telecoms, media & broadcast and space sectors. “Cartosys’ flexibility and open architecture enabled us to quickly and easily build a replacement DG Mapping Tool, allowing our customers to determine from our green, amber and red colour-coded areas and substations, where it would be most easy and cost effective for them to connect to our electricity network,” said... (read more)
2018-12-06 11:11:43

Amazon Web Services Announces AWS Ground Station

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced AWS Ground Station, a new service that makes it easy and cost-effective for customers to download data from satellites into AWS Global Infrastructure Regions using a fully managed network of 12 ground station antennas located around the world. Once customers receive satellite data at a ground station, they can immediately process it in an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance, store it in Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), apply AWS analytics and machine learning services to gain insights, and use Amazon’s network to move the data to other regions and processing facilities. There... (read more)
2018-12-03 11:05:56

Further Cooperation Between Leica and Autodesk in Building Construction

Leica Geosystems has announced further cooperation with Autodesk to connect the latest robotic total stations for construction, the Leica iCON iCR70 and iCR80, with the Autodesk BIM 360 layout mobile app, an industry construction management platform. The continued collaboration between the two organisations centres around the expanding role of building information modelling (BIM) in construction. This latest effort creates a seamless workflow, sending positions from the robotic total stations to the mobile app to compare design data, increasing efficiency and productivity from field to office. With the integration to the iCR70 and iCR80 robotic total stations, BIM 360 Layout for... (read more)
2018-11-21 11:27:27

UAS Platforms the Future of Successful Aerial Image Capture & Modelling

UAS (Unmanned Airborne Systems) are rapidly becoming a valuable source of data for inspection, surveillance, mapping and 3D modelling projects. Investment in the commercial UAS industry - estimated to increase by US$3.5 billion by 2024 – reveals the potential for UAS to aid or replace traditional methods of data collection. The catalyst for the high rate of UAS adoption is primarily the technological developments in microprocessor architecture and the falling costs of the manufacturing process. Even consumer-grade UAS - available for less than £1,000 – now feature sophisticated Internal Measurement Units (IMUs), GPS- and GLONASS-capable GNSS receivers, stabilised gimbals, and... (read more)
2018-11-21 12:05:17

SCISYS Launches Cartosys for Location-based Data, Maps and Apps

SCISYS UK Ltd (SCISYS) has launched its location-based services toolkit, Cartosys. SCISYS designed the Cartosys software to drive the deployment and take-up of location-based services by offering a new approach to how organisations discover, create and share location-based data, maps and apps. SCISYS is a supplier of specialist software systems, solutions and support services to the government, defence, utilities, transport, telecoms, media & broadcast and space sectors. Cartosys will be demoed at GeoDATA 2018, Thurs 29 November 2018, ILEC Conference Centre, London, SW6 1UD. Main features include: Non-technical, non-specialist users can easily discover, create and share location-based data, maps and apps Browser-based, easy to deploy and... (read more)
2018-11-19 01:10:45

The Importance of REST APIs for 5G Network Technology

The use of technology to communicate fulfils an innate human need to connect with loved ones across geographies. Since the first telephone was invented in 1877, the demand for communication has been ever-growing. 141 years on from this achievement, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is a very dynamic and fast-moving field and one which is becoming more and more intertwined with the geospatial industry, with geospatial, telecommunications, and Big Data industries beginning to converge in a significant way. End users and businesses are constantly seeking more from the telecommunications industry and, interestingly enough, vice-versa. On the one hand, end users... (read more)
2018-10-08 01:31:18

Boundless Partners with United Nations on UN Open GIS Initiative

Boundless, a leader in open and scalable GIS, has announced its partnership with the United Nations (UN) to support its UN Open GIS Initiative, which aides UN operations around the world through open source geospatial software and services. With Boundless technology, the UN can leverage a hybrid architecture approach and maintain interoperability with existing software systems to maximise the value of its open technology and open data in global peacekeeping and other UN operations. The UN Open GIS Initiative aims to identify and develop open source geospatial software and services that meet the requirements of UN operations, taking full advantage... (read more)
2018-10-17 10:07:21

A Focus on Underground Utilities - NWG Innovation Festival 2018

When the Northumbrian Water Group (NWG) held their second Innovation Festival in July 2018, it was an event like no other. The festival’s aim was to turn the concept of a typical business conference on its head. By staging the festival in an open field, complete with marquees, teepees and casually dressed attendees, NWG were going back to the roots of why people generally attend a festival: to release themselves from the predictability and routine of everyday business life. In doing so, the festival aimed to encourage a diverse group of people to think differently about innovation, and to share... (read more)
2018-10-05 11:57:52

SCIRA - Guides for Smarter Cities

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), with support from the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is currently leading a process to create a Smart City Interoperability Reference Architecture (SCIRA). SCIRA will provide free deployment guides and reusable patterns that municipalities can use to plan, acquire, and implement standards-based, cost-effective, vendor-agnostic, and future-proof smart city IT systems and networks using technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), Sensor Webs, and Geospatial Information. SCIRA defines interoperability requirements based on a system-of-systems approach, meaning that municipalities are able to build up smart cities one project at a time, safe in the knowledge that... (read more)
2018-08-20 03:09:23
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